Antihypertensive e ects of the ̄ avonoid quercetin in spontaneously hypertensive rats


1 The e€ects of an oral daily dose (10 mg kg) of the ̄avonoid quercetin for 5 weeks in spontaneously hypertensive (SHR) and normotensive Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY) were analysed. 2 Quercetin induced a signi®cant reduction in systolic (718%), diastolic (723%) and mean (721%) arterial blood pressure and heart rate (712%) in SHR but not in WKY rats. 3 The left… (More)

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